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Black copper marans..Gender question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pw_quiltworks, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    These are 4 black copper marans. My best guess is that they are all Roosters. Am I right. I have 6 total. I know one is a hen and one is a roo. But the 4 in the pictures look to me like roosters. They have not crowed yet. Makes me wonder. The other one not in the pictures does crow so I know he is a he. The bird in picture #3 it's the one I am thinking might be a pullet. Not sure. It is the only one with yellow legs. And oddball.
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  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not see any females in these pictures.
     
  3. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:Darn [​IMG] Thank for the response. Guess I just needed someone else to tell me what I suspected. Thanks again.
     
  4. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup All roosters But they Grow up to be sooo pretty!
     
  5. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, all roosters, sorry!

    you can tell by the saddle feathers (located just before the tail feathers)

    on roosters they are long and pointy. on hens they are rounded.
     
  6. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but also on BCM, (and correct me if i'm wrong, marans experts) they males have the DEFINITE coppery hackle feathers... the hens from what i've seen have much less distinct coloring.
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They all have saddle feathers, along with pointy hackle feathers, so there's no doubt about them being cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Ditto.
     
  9. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all males, gorgeous birds!
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:I agree.
     

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